HazMat Teams Called to Pasadena Courthouse Fire


Pasadena, CA – Crews were on the scene of a HazMat situation on Monday after a fire erupted inside of the Pasadena Courthouse.

Just after 1:30 a.m., firefighters were sent to the 300 block of East Walnut Street for report of a two-alarm fire.

Upon their arrival, authorities quickly extinguished the blaze located at the courthouse.

One firefighter was evaluated for possible injuries.

Officials explained cans of wood varnish that were involved in the fire subsequently prompted a HazMat situation.

According to the Pasadena Fire Department, East Walnut Street remained closed for several hours while authorities investigated.

According to city officials, one area of the third floor of the building will remain closed due to fire damage.

The courthouse reopened at 8:30 a.m., however, and appears to be operating on a modified schedule.